Democrat Stacey Abrams earned the support Thursday of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a former presidential candidate who is a hero to many of the party’s progressives.
Sanders called Abrams, a former state House minority leader, the “only candidate for governor of Georgia who has real solutions that will help the lives of working people in Georgia.”
Abrams faces former state Rep. Stacey Evans in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, and both claim they are the most ardent progressives – a sharp shift from the party’s conventional strategy.
In his endorsement, Sanders touted Abrams’ proposals to expand the pre-kindergarten program, raise the minimum wage, introduce automatic voter registration and eliminate cash bail.
“This is an agenda the working people of Georgia can stand proudly behind,” said Sanders.
So grateful for Senator @BernieSanders’ endorsement. We’re excited you’re on our team to move Georgia forward. United, we will win in November. https://t.co/KBswTqcep8 #TeamAbrams #gapol pic.twitter.com/njIhh9irm5
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 17, 2018
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